Having spent her early years in Trinidad and Jamaica, Eleanor developed a taste for the unique. Her love for beauty and affinity for nature has woven its way into her paintbrush and pen.

Initially, Eleanor studied Illustration and Animation at Sheridan College. After working in the field of Animation for a few years, it was through painting that Eleanor decided she could best fulfill her expectations as an artist.

Over 30 years ago, Eleanor moved up to Muskoka to pursue that dream. Due to family commitments and her son’s health challenges, Eleanor went back to school and received her bachelor of science in nursing, where she worked as a dialysis nurse in a hemodialysis unit, supported her son’s endeavors and tried to balance her painting with her work commitments.

Recently, Eleanor has retired and has returned to her painting. You can follow her on FB and Twitter.
“Through my art I hope to demonstrate respect for our environment and respect for one another. All of us have been blessed with various talents and abilities. By studying the natural world, I believe we can learn to tolerate our differences while we work together to preserve what remains of our lakes, forests and wildlife.”


Artist Contact Info

Phone: (705) 641-1347
Email: elliethorel@gmail.com
Location: 54 Shoreline Drive
Bracebridge, Ontario P1L 1Z4